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since fdr, mr. obama started his day early, with a prayer service at st. john's church. before departing the white house for the longest motorcades known to man for the rise to the capital. a star-studded affair. where else do you see paul ryan mingling with jay-z and beyonce who belted out the national anthem. >> the ceremony was over there was a stream of pomp and circumstance waiting. >> from signing papers to officially nominate the new cabinet to lunch with congressional leaders. then, of course, the parade. the first family could make the way back to the white house in that grand bulletproof review stand. yet all of that could wait because leaving the west front of the capitol, the president went off script to take in the vista of the national mall. mr. obama seemed to be taking in the moment. overheard saying he would never quite see this view again. as the president is set to sell the agenda in the "state of the union" next month, it is worth noting that gallop is out -- gallup is out with approval rating for the third term and the third worst number since world war ii. only bett
to him about newtown mr. obama signed 23 executive actions strengthening background checks, providing more officers to schools and telling mental health professionals how to report potentially violent patients. then, he called on congress to pass new laws to ban new military-style assault rifles, expand background checks to cover every gun purchase, limit ammunition magazines to a maximum of ten rounds, and impose stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. we have three reports tonight, and we will start with major garrett at the white house. major? >> reporter: scott, vice president's gun violence task force held 22 meetings and met with more than 220 different groups. it submitted its proposals to the president two weeks ahead of schedule. president obama accepted them with no changes. >> while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil, if there's even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obliga
, michelle obama has become one of america's most popular political figures. it's not just mr. obama's second term. mrs. obama is now working on an expanded agenda for her next four years. >> one of her advisers told me they're having about eight meetings about all of this, over a series of weeks. >> reporter: and she has become a fashion icon. today, donning a coat by relatively unknown designer thom browne compared with a j crew belt. high fashion with middle america accessible. >> she is someone who is much more connected to, i think, sort of the general sense of what's fashionable, what's trendy, what's interesting. what's modern. instead of trying to be this sort of creature of washington. >> reporter: but today she has embraced the city where she and her family will live for the next four years. now sasha and malia are at this point 11 and 14. that means dating, college applications and all of the challenges for families that go along with those teenage years. brian. >> and they get to grow up four more years in that house with everybody watching. kristen welker, white house corresponde
, and growing up before a nation. then, their mother, first lady michelle obama. >> mrs. michelle obama. >> reporter: to thunderous applause, ushering in a new term and those new bangs. the first lady tweeting, "blessed to be joining so many of my fellow americans gathered to watch the inauguration." and then, the president, walking toward that archway, about to see the hundreds of thousands gathered on the national mall. >> the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> reporter: the president emerging, flashing his giant smile, but soon, wiping away a tear, during a stirring performance by the brooklyn tabernacle choir. ♪ his truth is marching on >> reporter: and then all eyes on the president and chief justin john roberts, who flubbed his words four years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time, the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's, and this time, it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then, the preside
had her favorite, the duchess of cambridge had hers. jackie had hers. i think mrs. obama looked absolutely stunning in that red dress. i really did. what do you think? >> i have to be honest, i'm surprised and not surprised. i disagree with the fact that i think mrs. obama has really champions different designers and given everyone an opportunity. i thought this was a greatphletfirm for her to really sort of debut a new name, but at the same time, michelle always knew exactly what works for her, and she's doing it again. >> only two inaugural balls. and she's gone for the tried and tested and safe guy who has designed, again, i think, like last time, a stunning dress. and in the end, that's all that matters. we'll all be jabbering away for days, well, she should have given someone else a chance. she knows because she's smart about her fashion, every magazine cover in the world right now is switching to that red dress, and it's going to go down very, very well. i defy anyone to look at it and say that isn't a great choice. >> it's fantastic. it enhanced every feature she's known
. mr. obama sworn in. a small ceremony using a bible that belonged to his wife's family. chief justice john roberts used a note card this time avoiding, you might remember, the verbal stumble of four years ago. the president, of course, will do tomorrow in public in the traditional setting outside the capital using the same lincoln bible he used four years ago and a bible that belonged to the reverend martin luther king, jr. hundreds of thousands of people from across the country, some from around the world, will be here in the nation's capital to witness hit. earlier today at the vice president's official residence, joe biden was sworn into office for a second term. doing the honors there, justice sonia sotomayor making her the first la that knee to administer an oath to a president or vice president. at this hour across the nation's capital, parties and events kicking off, including the red, white, and blue ball, the hip-hop ball and the let freedom ring concert and what i call behind us the erin burnett ball. >> the jonk kihn king ball. we have people out having a good time includin
on spending cuts in order to raise the debt ceiling and key senate republican says mr. obama doesn't get it. >> you have a kid that keeps a credit card loaded and a person that would tear up the credit card but you look at the credit. republicans are willing to pay for past bill but this is about the future bill. the president misses the point here. >> reporter: today, house democratic whip steny hoyer said new revenue must accompany spending cuts. for day, the final passage is expected in the house in the next hour or so. bret? >> bret: mike, we will follow that on fox. thank you. ominous note now from one of the world's top credit agencies. fitch rating says the u.s. could lose the top credit rating if there is a delay in raising the debt limit. we'll find out with the senior political analyst brit hume thinks about this. good evening. >> good evening. the warning from the fitch rating agency today is certainly will become talking point for president and democrats who claim the republicans are using the debt ceiling recklessly as leverage for spending cuts. worry over the debt ceiling is
ceremony of president barack obama. part campaign speech, part pragmatic lecture, a confident mr. obama appeared comfortable in his presidential skin. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and he will shall seize it together. >> reporter: the speech was rooted in history and fittingly on this holiday, reverend martin luther king jr.'s dream. >> we hold these truths to be self-evident. that all men are created equal. >> the past made modern with first-time references to climate change, immigration reform and sexual equality. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we committed to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: foreign policy absent from his address, though he heralded the end of a decade of war, and touted the economy. >> the commitments we may teach each other, these things do not sap our nation, they strengthen us. >> reporter: the president mostly refrained from partisan jabs but appeared to single out his former gop opponent mitt
but that's business. what will the gown look like? if the past is any guide, mrs. obama with those famous arms tends to favor strapless and one shoulder gowns, fitted at the waist and lots of color. sources say strapless is at least one option she's considering. designers are mindful this piece of clothing is not just an outfit, but a piece of history too. >> you have to describe in this garment what she's feeling. >> i felt like betsy ross. >> she dressed the first lady at the swearing in ceremony on inauguration morning. >> i didn't want to dress her for that evening of the ball. i wanted to do the inauguration? >> why. >> because that's the moment that the whole world is apart of. and the whole world was watching. >> which is why this time -- >> some people wanted to know. i thought, there's nothing more important than seeing someone else have this gift and what they do with it. >> reporter: let me bring in our cnn resident fashionista, alina cho. we also have josie standing next to me, a stylist and creative director for elle magazine. you always have the inside scoop, can we talk abo
armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> it's a tough ad. dan lothian is at the white house. but i understand the president is fighting back with his own pr strategy because when he makes his big announcement he'll be surrounded by children who wrote letters to him begging for gun control. >> reporter: that's right. you know, we see the white house do this in the past, usually it's around a fiscal fight where the president's putting pressure on congress he'll be surrounded by families from across the country. well, in fact, the president, as you pointed out, will be surrounded by these young kids who wrote letters to the president in the wake of the connecticut shootings. in addition to that, though, a white house official confirming that the president will also be joined with some newtown families, families impacted by the newtown shoo
armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but it's just elitist hypocrite when this comes it a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> sean: powerful ad, but yet, anything the n.r.a. points out seems to just come under attack. >> well, i mean, it's come to the point in this country at that hypocrisy is right out there in the open. i mean, the fact is, all of these are backing hee and political people when their kids go to school, by and large protected by police and armed security. i mean, what's unfair is there are moms and dads all over this country, getting up and sending their kids to school on monday and tuesday next week that are praying that their kids come whom safe. and we could immediately help protect those kids by putting armed security in schools, same armed security that the elite has. it's the same with self-defense. these celebrities in hollywood, the rich, the powerful, the politicians are all protected, body guards,
. president. mrs. obama. i don't know if they see me. >> i don't think they saw me. maybe they did. i don't know. >> there were a lot of people. >> they were standing there. we stood up. there you were. you were down on the other side. >> i was down on the rolling flatbed truck with the rest of the media watching you and saying i thought i was making a ham out of myself. >> he wasn't saying anything to us at all. >> it goes to show you we'll stop at nothing, wolf, to get the story. >> exactly what wolf was thinking. >> it was great. >> historic day. a presidential inaugural is a highly, ly coreographed and well planned event. >> it is. >> reporter: it was a day that got off with a bang. not that bang, the bangs on michelle obama. >> and the bangs. let's not forget the bangs. >> reporter: it was also a day of odd couples. beyonce and jay-z rubbing shoulders with newt gingrich and calis calista. audio problems forced beyonce to pull out her ear piece, but she still nailed "the star-spangled banner." the president, oernd, blew one word. and no stumbling by sasha as she skipped and ran from p
the president for accepting armed protection for his daughters at school, when mr. obama recently questioned the need for using police to step up security in schools across the country for regular folks. moments ago the white house responded calling the ad repugnant and cowardly. here is part of what they're talking about. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools? when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? >> bottom of the hour, we will ask our panel if using the president's daughters to make a point is fair game, or does the n.r.a. go too far? might the n.r.a. have even hurt its cause with this ad? and we'll circle back to what we now saw was the photo opportunity that the president had with young children flanking him as he put pressure on lawmakers to do what he wants on this issue. both sides using children, appropriate? we'll talk about it. in the meantime, you can find out more about the president's specific proposals going to our website at foxnews.com/politics. well, as this all plays
. having to wait more than five months for the election for fdr to take control. mr. obama will take the oath of office four times, jon. >> there was an interesting story about the vice-president's swearing-in as well. a little commerce intruding? >> reporter: that was held early this morning to accommodate justice sonia sotomayor's plans for a book signing in new york. the constitution stipulates the old president's term ends a second before noon on january 20th, but there's no such time set out for the vice-president. mr. biden really wantedwanted justice so toe mior t -- sonia o toe mior to administer the offer. >> i want to explain what a wonderful honor it was and how much out of her way the justice had to go. she's due in new york, has to leave right now. i apologize. we're going to walk out. her car is waiting so she can catch a train. i hope i haven't caused her to miss it. >> reporter: her book is called my beloved world, much of it about growing up in the bronx, a place she is absolutely devoted to, jon. >> wendell goler. do we know, did she make the book signing? >> report
are not foreclosed to them because so much of what mr. obama said last time around remains true today. our nation is at war against the far-reaching network of violence and hatred. our economy is badly weakened. homes have been lost. jobs shed. businesses shuttered. our health care is too costly. our schools fail too many. >> most of that speech he could give almost word for word again right now because so little has changed. in that speech he talks about wanting to end two wars, too many people are out of work, reaching out to the muslim world, reforming our schools, ending the fiscal crisis, so there's all kinds of redundancies that i think he can't go back to. >> reporter: aides to the president tell fox news his second inaugural will be different but not because he's penned in by stubborn conditionings but to the contrary, because the nation itself is in such a fundamentally different place than the dark days of early '09. one presidential historian who recently interviewed the president for rolling stone magazine counseled mr. obama to use the address to address what the president himself la
'm still a republican. that's how i was raised, and until i voted for mr. obama twice, i voted for seven straight republican presidents. >> that's absolutely right. if the republican party is going to be a fringe party, then it marginalizes itself and becomes less relevant to the discourse. only obstructionist is what the party is seeking -- >> what is their plan? >> i don't know, but it's a shame. as someone who believes in progressive ideas, i realize that not having a smart, engaged conservative party, republican party, makes progressives lazy, frankly, and unimaginative, and it's bad for the country. bad for the country -- >> i think i spent a good -- i admitted something last week. don't we all like to go into the booth knowing we have an option play? if the democrats have been blowing it, we give the republicans a shot or the other way around. you can actually choose. here is general powell you thought i would be playing. here he is talking about the republican's image problem. you respond to this, alex. let's listen. >> the party has gathered unto itself a reputation that it is a
his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and
when his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> that ad launched today. the white house called it repugnant and cow ardly. highlighting nra intransigence is part of the strategy. momentum for change may be starting to fade. 56% now favor an assault weapons ban compared to 62% immediately after newtown. 58% support a ban on extended magazines. last month, that was 62%. however, expanded background checks remains popular with 87% supporting checks on gun show purchases. we'll have more on the politics shortly. first, the personal two takes on what happened at the white house today. lexi holler, the uncle of noah posner joins us along with colin goddard, slot four times at virginia tech. >>> i was wondering what your reaction was to what you heard? >> well, based on what we heard before, the announcement when the families met with the president and the vice president an
and the larger inaugural ball with about 20,000 of their closest friends. mrs. obama wore a red chiffon jason woo dress, the same designer she wore at her first inaugural. jennifer hudson channeled her best al green and the president sang the words to "let's stay together" which we know he can sing, as he and the first lady danced. some of the tickets, as little as $150 so middle americans could attend. some were free. at the commander in chief's ball, the president praised america's servicemen and women. >> we experienced the manual see of our democracy -- majesty of our democracy, a ritual only possible in a form of government that is of and by and for the people, a day made possible because there are patriots like each and every one of you who defend our freedom every single day. so this little party is just another way to say something we can never say enough. thank you. >> the president said he had no greater honor than serving his commander as chief. he danced with staff sergeant bria nelson of the air force. mrs. obama danced with timothy easterling of the marines. the service members chos
, the next four years won't be just an adjustment for sasha and malia, but also for mr. and mrs. obama, who, like it or not, are going to have to preparing for someth else. the empty nest. >> big empty nest. that's for sure. it's amazing how they have grown up over the four years. >> when we see the pictures, they say the pictures are a thousand words. you see the little girls and now they're as tall as their mom. >> we were both commenting on the same thing yesterday. >> i wish the obamas only the best. enjoy these girls while they're still at home because you're right, pretty soon they will be off to college. >>> the eyes of the fashion world on the first lady, michelle obama, from her inaugural outfit to her gown for the balls to her choice for today's prayer service at the national cathedral. the first lady is getting high marks, rave reviews. cnn's alina cho takes a closer look. >> hey, wolf and kate, we all know by now that dressing first lady michelle obama for a high profile history-making event like the inauguration is a real game changer for a designer. last night, the biggest pri
anything for that on you -- on that for you. >> we do know that mrs. obama launched a new twitter account today, @flotu. and wolf's favorite breaking news of the day, and she tweeted out a photo, revealing a new look, get this, bangs, everybody! so the first lady celebrating her birthday with a new hairdo, and of course, happy birthday. >> very happy birthday to the flotus, the first lady of the united states, as opposed to the potus, the president of the united states. >> any more acronyms for us? >> no. but i like the bangs. >> me too. >>> she was famous for decades of sage advice combined with pithy one-liners. we'll remember the mentor, the advice columnist to millions, dear abby. stay with us. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is best for you. >>> for millions of people over the dec
service members is almost 11%. compare that to 7.5% for people who are nonveterans. mrs. obama is challenging other businesses to follow walmart's lead. >>> and as president obama prepares to be sworn in, his kenyan half-brother is preparing a campaign. ma'lik obama tells cnn he's running for governor of a county in kenya where his and the president's father was born. he says president obama gave him the advice to, quote, have thick skin, be honest, and be sincere. ma'lik and president obama are quite close. each served as the other's best man at their weddings. good luck to him. >>> facebook is unveiling a very cool new feature it's calling graph search. it scours the massive social network to answer more sophisticated searches, like, who are my friends living in washington, and maybe find photos of kate and joe, if you so choose. for now, graph search focusing on four main areas, people, photos, places, and interests, pulling data from 1 billion profiles, 24 billion photos, and 1 trillion connections. it is amazing how much is on the facebook, joe. >> it is. >>> he covered la
at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he's an elitist hip prypocr. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> that's the ad. it's getting a lot of mileage out there on social media but a lot of people -- why bring the daughters, sasha and malia into this? >> it's not them specifically. >> you mention them specifically. >> we don't mention them specifically. we mention his kids and other kids. they are attending schools that have private security guards. we're not talking about the secret service. david gregory's kids go there, too. send their kids to schools where they have protection and then poo-poo the idea that the average american's children should have the same sort of protection. >> the white house press secretary jay carney, among other people, were very disappointed. they say, most americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight but to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attacked a is pungent. >> they know the point. the elitist kids safety
carolyn mccarthy of new york and cynthia tucker. good to have you back. >>> coming up, no more mr. nice guy. president obama tried to be accommodating to republicans in his first term, as we all know. what did that get him? a debt ceiling crisis, charges of being a foreigner, and total war on health care reform. well, now the president isn't asking anymore, he's demanding. you know what? it may just work. >>> beating the neocons at their own game. the neoconservative industrial complex put all its weight behind defeating chuck hagel. it looks like they're going to lose. could it be the neocons are a spent force? could we be that lucky? >>> and back in the ussr. yet another republican cites the soviet threat. they're still fighting the cold war. they want the cold war i guess. that's in the "sideshow" where i hope it stays. >>> let me finish with my own thoughts about alcoholism and addiction and how it tragically struck down one of the most prominent political families in our nation's history. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. ve decided to put aside our rivalry.ed to 'cau
in this process. >> you called governor romney, mr. prime minister, a good friend of israel. is barack obama a good friend of israel? >> no doubt in my mind. i was very close to president bush when he was president. we are still friends. what happens he was the best -- perhaps he was the best president from the point of view of israel ever in the history of the relations between the two countries. i don't know that what he supported in the context of a peace treaty between israel and the palestinians is different from what president obama said, so i don't understand why bush with his views was considered the best friend of israel, and he really was, but why if obama is considered by some to be hostile. i don't think he is hostile. i think he's been very friendly. he financed many of the security projects of israel at a time of deep economic crisis in the united states of america. i think that he proves that he is absolutely committed to the same principles, to the same values, and to the same policies that all presidents of america over the last at least 35 years that i can recall in my own
. they laugh it up during the parade. >>> nbc's al roker scores a thumbs up from president obama. and gets a running handshake from vice president biden. >> mr. president, how is it going? >> great. >> mr. vice president, hey, how are you doing? come on. come -- come on. >> oh, yeah! yes! yes! >> and lady in red. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> first lady michelle obama dazzles in a jason wu gown at the inaugural balls. >>> well, the daily show correspondents get a bang out of the first lady's stylish new do. i. >> i thought the speech really helped frame the president's jaebd. >> i'm assuming you are referring to your new bangs. >> you mean my b-b-b-bangs? >> i think we're slightly dust racketed by your -- >> by my b-b-bangs? >> yes. >> i don't care for this new b-b-b banged america? >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell. having a little fun there. live in washington where president obama entering his second term facing some tough economic choices. in his inaugural address, he served notice he will not accept any budget deal that damages his vie
're reducing the incidents of gun violence. >> president obama speaking today about what it will take to keep this country's children safe. joining me now is a man who sees things differently. welcome to you, mr. hutchinson. explain to me why the answer to a massacre at a school that killed 20 young children in this hideous manner and six adults, is to arm people at every school in america, over 20,000 schools. why is that the solution? >> i don't think you're quite accurately stating what my job is. what i said is one, it should be the decision of the local school district as to what kind of security you have in the schools. i do believe one element of that would be a trained, armed presence for schools that particularly have a particular risk. and today, we see from sandy hook elementary that virtually every school in america has some risk. and so a logical response to that is to provide greater protection and security. but this is a decision local school districts. my job is to bring some of the best security experts in the country together and look at what we can do better in our schools
. >>> also the little girl that stood beside president obama as he unveiled the new gun proposals and the letter that helped move a president to action. 8-year-old henna zija will join us next. >> mr. president, can we do something that will stop all these terrible problems? after watching the news all day on friday one question popped in my head and that question is can we stop using guns? >> that is 8-year-old hinna zeejah, one of the children who wrote to president obama to stop gun violence in the wake of the massacre in newtown, connecticut. this week the president laid out his gun reform agenda. with him in the room, hinna, among the other children who sent letters urging the president to do something. hinna zeejah joins me with her father farhan and a good saturday afternoon to you. >> hi. good afternoon. >> hinna, tell us about what made you write the letter? >> um, i actually wanted to know why do we have guns in our country, so i don't usually like guns, but i don't want guns in our country. guns usually hurt people a lot. >> what was your reaction -- what was your react
at the white house. unlike four years ago, they got it right this time on the first take. president obama's youngest daughter sasha offered her approval. >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank you so much. >> congratulations. >> thank you, sweetie. >> hey. thank you. >> good job, daddy. >> i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> so cute. >> didn't mess up. >> good girls. all right. so we've got the start of a new chapter for the 51-year-old president. >> you know after a divided first four years in office he starts anew. there's a lot of hope inside the white house and outside the white house that the next four years will be better than the last as far as actually washington working together. today he's going to be publicly sworn in from the capitol overlooking the national mall followed by the inaugural address. >> and today is expected to take on a less spectacular tone than came with the messages of hope and change that drew huge crowds in 2009. one thing that hasn't changed, "morning joe" -- >> we're here. >> yeah we're back
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